Lance Andree advises and defends school districts, cities and other municipalities on a broad range of legal issues with a particular emphasis on labor relations, open government issues and special education law. Lance’s litigation experience includes disputes involving students with a wide range of disabilities, and arbitrations involving a wide variety of employee classifications. Lance also has significant experience negotiating collective bargaining agreements with public sector labor unions, using both interest-based and traditional models of bargaining.
Lance graduated magna cum laude from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks in 1994 and received his law degree from the University of Washington School of Law in 2001. At the UW, Lance served as an Articles Editor for the Washington Law Review. Prior to joining Porter Foster Rorick in 2003, Lance clerked for the Honorable H. Joseph Coleman at the Washington Court of Appeals, Division I. Lance is an active member, and has formerly served as an officer of, the Washington Council of School Attorneys.